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Presenter: Steve Anderson and 3 more

Recording Date:

Recording Location: San Diego, CA

Type: Downloadable MP3+PDF

Product Code: 15203

Product Number: 17 CAWLAWSR 4 25 MPDF

State-Specific Continuing Education Info:


This learning activity provides up to 6.25 continuing education hours to California attorneys and paralegals.  It is incumbent on each participant to know if this learning methodology qualifies for continuing education credit for their professional license. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility, or contact HalfMoon Education for assistance. This activity does not qualify for AIA Learning Units.

How to Use

Downloadable self-study formats are available approximately 5 weeks after the date of the live event. Please allow up to 4 hours to download the audio file. This time varies greatly depending on internet speed.

The downloadable self-study package includes an MP3 format audio recording of a live seminar and a PDF of the manual that was distributed at the seminar. You will be required to download both the audio recording and the manual. The manual contains written materials prepared by the seminar speaker(s).

The audio file contains embedded number codes, which you are required to document and return to HalfMoon if you wish to obtain a certificate of completion for the program. The acceptance of self-administered continuing education activities vary widely between states and professions. Before undertaking any self-study effort, you should review the rules of your licensing/certifying entity.

HalfMoon Education guarantees its products. The self-study products are recorded from a live seminar and there are circumstances where an audio recording is not available. HalfMoon will contact you and issue a full refund if the product you ordered is not available. If you are not happy with a product you receive, you can return the product for a full refund. However, refunds will not be issued if completion certificates are requested.


Registration:                    8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):       11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:           12:45 - 4:15 pm

Development of California Water Law:                               S. Anderson,
Quantity and Usage                                                                  A. Monette

   Development of the common law of water rights
   Statutory and regulatory limits on the exercise of water rights
   Federal, state and local regulators

Complying with Water Quality Laws                                   S. Anderson,
and Regulations                                                                        A. Monette

   State and federal water quality regulations
   Stormwater regulations
   Sewerage regulations
   Industrial and agricultural programs
   Public water supply
   Water wells

Understanding California Water Rights Laws                    S. Anderson,
                                                                                                    A. Monette

   Ownership of surface and groundwater
   Regulation of surface and groundwater rights
   Application and permitting process
   Sustainable Groundwater Management Act

Legal Lessons Learned Involving Desalination                        K. Solar
and Carlsbad Desalination Plant Case Study

   Environmental Issues (once-through cooling vs. subsurface intakes,
      impingement, entrainment and brine disposal)
   Land use issues
   Allocation of risks
   Carlsbad desalination plant case study: lessons learned involving
      permits, regulations, construction and environmental issues

State and Regional Water Management                             R. Waterman
and Planning

   Surface water resources
   Groundwater resources
   Regional water planning
   Interstate water compacts
   Recent developments
   Future projections and challenges


Steve Anderson

Attorney with Best Best & Krieger LLP
Mr. Anderson works on water rights, groundwater, wetlands, in-lieu fee program, endangered species, environmental mitigation, conservation easements and other natural resource law matters. As a partner at Best Best & Krieger LLP, he is a member of the firm’s Environmental Law & Natural Resources, Special Districts and Municipal Law practice groups. Mr. Anderson is regularly involved in water issues faced by public agencies and private clients across California, including water rights disputes, groundwater, recycled water, water diversions and reporting, drought impacts on water supply, implementation of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act, water bonds (Proposition 1), water supply assessments, wastewater and integrated water planning. Mr. Anderson routinely drafts water rights opinions and contracts involving water supplies.

Andre Monette

Attorney with Best Best & Krieger LLP
Mr. Monette works with both public and private clients in matters involving water quality issues. He is a member of the Environmental & Natural Resources practice group in Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Monette works extensively with water districts, cities, counties and agricultural interests, and other private entities on matters involving the Federal Clean Water Act and its state law analogues.

Keith R. Solar

Managing Shareholder with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, P.C.
Mr. Solar, the managing shareholder of the San Diego office of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, represents public and private clients in water rights and water-related issues, with particular emphasis in desalination and potable reuse. Since 2002, he served as special counsel to the City of Carlsbad, and since 2012, he has represented IDE Americas, Inc., each with respect to the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant, a 54 MGD seawater desalination project, the largest in the western hemisphere ,which IDE designed and operates. Mr. Solar has expertise in negotiating and documenting the purchase, sale, and lease of adjudicated groundwater rights and real property acquired for associated water rights; the acquisition, disposition, and lease of privately owned or municipal water systems; and many legal issues related to desalination facilities. In 2014 and 2015, he was named “Water Law – Attorney of the Year in California” by Corporate INTL Magazine. In 1982, Solar received an A.B. degree, with highest distinction, from Indiana University, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa. In 1985, he received his J.D. degree, with great distinction, from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.

Ryan Waterman

Attorney with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Being mindful of the goal without getting lost in the details is a critical part of Mr. Waterman’s practice as a land use and environmental attorney. His deep familiarity with the land use entitlement process and CEQA/NEPA environmental review are foundational to his practice representing complex pre-approval entitlement and post-approval litigation in the trial and appellate courts. Mr. Waterman also delivers strategic advice on California water permitting, regulations, and compliance related to water sufficiency, water quality, storm water permitting, groundwater, infrastructure and policy development. His focus on land use and water links issues that go hand-in-hand in California. Mr. Waterman has a long-standing commitment to providing pro bono legal services and strives to meet California’s pro bono challenge yearly. Prior to joining Brownstein, Mr. Waterman was Of Counsel at Stoel Rives, LLP, in San Diego, and an associate at Latham & Watkins, LLP, in San Diego. From 2008 through 2012, he co-taught an environmental law seminar as an adjunct professor of law at the University of San Diego, School of Law. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Waterman served as a law clerk to the Honorable Jeanne E. Scott, U.S. District Judge in the Central District of Illinois.